Your Boat Brokers at Newman Marine

Newman Marine will guide you through every aspect of looking for, inspecting, and purchasing the right boat for you.  We will also list and sell your boat as your boating needs change. 


Whether you're downsizing, upgrading, or changing from sail to power or power to sail, let us help you sell your vessel or find the boat that exceeds your expectations.

Founder of Newman Marine

You can learn a little about our experienced brokers right here. We look forward to meeting you in person, so make an appointment or stop by anytime.

Jarvis Newman

Founder and owner for 35 years


Bio:   Jarvis grew up in Southwest Harbor, following a long line of boatbuilding and fishing ancestors. In the mid-1960s while working at the Henry Hinckley Company, he made a mold from a locally built rowboat, and then from the Friendship Sloop, Old Baldy, building one of the first fiberglass Friendships.   Then he saw a potential market for work boats in glass, and inspired by the designs of boatbuilders, Bunker & Ellis, in 1971 he began building 36' hulls, designed by Raymond Bunker, his father-in-law. A few years later, Ralph Stanley, another local builder, designed a 32' model, which Jarvis also built in solid glass. The family Friendship Sloop, 31' Dictator, a 1904 Robert McLain built sloop, was the plug for a 2nd Friendship Sloop mold.   Later, Royal Lowell and Eliot Spalding designed 46' and 38' powerboat models to round out the fleet of Newman hulls. After selling the boat-building business in 1979, he opened a brokerage business and has sold both used and new boats since. Passing in 2019, he enjoyed a life of sailing his Friendship Sloops, Bullseyes and various powerboats with friends and family. 


Phone:  (207) 244-5560

Cell Phone: (207) 266-5574



Kathe Newman Walton

Owner Broker


Bio: Kathe and younger sister, Kim, grew up in the village of Manset  in and out of their father's and grandfather's boat shops and on the water in various vessels. Sailing lessons and racing at camps and sailing their family boats were a large part of summers with family and friends, as well as fishing on the family Newman 32 with her father and grandfather out at Mount Desert Island Rock. Since the mid-1990s, she has sailed and raced Friendships and Bullseyes and worked with her father at Newman Marine.  She and her husband, Dan, live on Mount Desert Island and have five grown children and 4 grandchildren.  They both are USCG Master Captains and enjoy working and recreating on the water. 


Phone: 207-244-5560

Cell Phone: 207-266-5574